John D. Roth, a Goshen College professor of history and director of the Mennonite Historical Library, says that Christian denominations continue to have great relevance despite evidence of declining membership and eroding loyalty to traditional institutions.
Goshen College President James E. Brenneman announced Friday that John D. Yordy, the college’s provost and former interim president, will retire June 30. Brenneman also announced that Executive Director of Enrollment Lynn Jackson has been promoted to the new position of vice president for enrollment management and that the president will supervise campus vice presidents starting next month under a new leadership structure.
Goshen College President James E. Brenneman will lead Goshen College board members and supporters on a trip to Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 19 to March 5, to foster understanding across cultures and spread the college’s influence in the world.
Goshen College recently recognized 227 students for excellence in academics on the 2007-08 fall semester Dean’s List.
They both grew up in Elkhart County just miles apart, were star athletes on competing junior high and high school teams, and graduated from Goshen College the same year. Since then, one spent 23 years in Ireland as a peace scholar and practitioner and the other earned a doctorate at Harvard University and knows 15 languages.
Five Goshen College student speakers will continue the college’s near-century-old tradition by participating in the 2008 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on Feb. 5 in Umble Center at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Everyone needs a bit of silence and spiritual reflection to renew hope. Goshen College again offers an online spiritual resource to help Christian believers make time and space in their hearts and minds to reflect on the season of Lent.
Goshen College will honor the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. during its 15th annual all-school Martin Luther King Jr. Study Day, emphasizing the values and ideals that characterized the civil rights leader’s work, on Monday, Jan. 21. The college has again cancelled all classes during the day, and all these events are open to the public.